Femke started her DPhil in Population Health in October 2020. She is funded by the Oxford Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership and by the Nuffield Department of Population Health.
Prior to commencing her DPhil studies, Femke studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, graduating in June 2020 (First Class Honours). She was awarded the Programme for Research in Science and Engineering scholarship to conduct research at Harvard University in the summer of 2019. As she applied to Cambridge when she was 16 years old, she was given a deferred entry and spent her gap year studying the first year of a Bachelor of Medicine at Radboud University in the Netherlands (cum laude).